Skip to comments.Greenpeace Invades Big Island, Chops Papaya Trees
Posted on 05/30/2006 8:52:52 AM PDT by cartan
Its happening. Anti-technology activists who describe themselves as environmentalists are on the Big Island chopping down papaya trees. Big Island farmers may be at risk of eco-terrorism as part of a Greenpeace anti-genetic modification (GM) campaign focused on events half a world away—in Thailand.
In a May 25 publicity stunt dutifully picked up on the front page of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, West Hawaii Today and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Greenpeace operatives backed by photographers donned white full-body “haz-mat suits” (actually painters' suits available at many hardware stores) and posed for the cameras.
They wrapped a small section of a 9.1 acre garden bought 18 months ago in Puna by anti-GM activist Terri Mulroy in red “biohazard tape” (available from mail-order sources) and then viciously hacked to death at least two perfectly good papaya trees, calling them “contaminated.” The entire episode is described in a news release from the Washington DC office of Greenpeace “media officer” Jane Kochersperger.
According to her account, “several local farmers and native Hawaiian activists joined Greenpeace ‘experts’ in ‘decontaminating’ an organic farm (sic) .”
Greenpeace operatives' ability to spot the so-called “contaminated” papaya trees may be due to the fact that Papaya Ring Spot Virus has destroyed almost all non-GM papaya trees. Any healthy, green papaya tree on the Big Island is likely to be modified.
(Excerpt) Read more at hawaiireporter.com ...
Green on the outside,red on the inside.
Morons on parade..........
I think these kids watch too much Star Trek.
The stirring battle cry of the totalitarian: "Live the way we want you to live, or we reserve the right to destroy, kill, main, and demolish anything we want."
My garden (just planted - it is Alaska!) is FILLED with genetically modified plants. The berries in the back are a domesticated cultivar of the western thimbleberry; the difference is that my production is about four times what the forest provides. The genetically modified currants had their genes tampered with in Sweden over generations as people attempted to get the largest berry from a single plant. I daresay that any flower in my garden that was advertised with a color different from its wild counterpart has been genetically modified. As for my genetically modified tomatoes, it's just plain cool to be able to grow tomatoes right next to the Arctic Circle outside in a raised bed.
Greenpeace: What a ship of fools.
It isn't easy being greenpeace these days....
It may be increasingly difficult for the Greenpeace operatives to avoid ingesting the so-called bio-hazards. They cannot be cheese-eaters because 80 to 90 percent of cheese produced in the US is curdled with the enzyme chymosin produced by genetically modified bacteria. (Prior to GM chymosin production, the enzyme was obtained from slices of calf stomach thrown into a vat of milk.)
They cant eat tofu because 60 percent of the worlds soybean production is GM soy. They cant smoke pot because much of the marijuana sold in the US and around the world is genetically modified with colchicine which doubles or triples the amount of genetic material, thus increasing the THC content. They cannot satisfy their munchies by gobbling down corn flakes or drinking soda sweetened with corn syrup because about 24 percent of worldwide corn production and about 50 percent of US corn production is GM corn.
They cannot wear blue jeans or cotton shirts because much of the worlds cotton production is from the more productive genetically-modified varieties. If they suffer from diabetes they will have to go back to the old-fashioned daily bovine insulin shots. The human insulin available today is produced by genetically modified bacteria.
Seems Gallagher had a somewhat messy routine involving watermelons and sledge-hammers...
>I think these kids watch too much Star Trek<
I think if "these kids" are over 18, they should spend some serious time in outer space after paying the owner double retribution.
They cant eat tofu because 60 percent of the worlds soybean production is GM soy.Now that's gotta hurt...
I hope they don't attack MN for our evil, GM,Honeycrisp apples.
Haywire Reporter expose on eco-terrorists.
Please note the almost and likely. They could have been naturally disease resistant like the few stands of American Chestnuts that are left.
The funny thing about these losers is that all food, unless you pick it wild in the woods is modified. Orange carrots are modified (they are naturally maroon), so are potatoes (naturally poisonous) corn, (totally man made). These guys are going to be very hungry if they eat only unmodified food.
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